FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pauses as he speaks about the Newton, Conn., school shooting in Washing

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pauses as he speaks about the Newton, Conn., school shooting in Washing
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pauses as he speaks about the Newton, Conn., school shooting in Washington. In the weeks since Newtown, LaPierre has been the ever-present public face of gun rights forces, shuttling between speeches, hearing rooms and TV studios to forcefully reject proposals for tighter gun controls as misguided ideas that will do nothing to stop criminals and everything to tangle law-abiding citizens in a bureaucratic nightmare. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)